Bodhi Manda Zen Center ~Jemez Springs, New Mexico

I used to visit the retreat over the years and was in charge of cleaning the kitchen tile and grout daily for a weeks full-ride scholarship ~ room, board, tuition, books just like those football players at CU. On occasion Kyozan Joshu Sasaki (佐々木承周, Sasaki Jōshū), Roshi was a Japanese Rinzai Zen teacher who sought to tailor his teachings to westerners, he lived in Los Angeles and was Leonard Cohen’s Teacher) would guest-lecture and i was fortunate enough to sit with him.



The Bodhi Manda Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist retreat in Jemez Springs New Mexico providing a nourishing environment to support the spiritual growth of all committed seekers.

Our Mission is to help inquirers overcome the sense of separateness, providing people who are ready to do the work with a welcoming, safe, and caring environment where they can open up to a new experience of themselves — arising each moment in intimate relationship with the whole world.

Avalokiteśvara, the Buddha of Compassion, in the Bodhi Sutra Hall.


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